North HS Tsumugi Ishijima's Determination to Learn the English Language Pays Off

Posted by Community Relations at 4/21/2016

North’s Tsumugi Ishijima, a Japanese exchange student from Tokyo, Japan, was struggling with learning English, but as a testament to her determination, she recently mainstreamed out of ELL, and on April 25, she was rewarded, winning a Voyager tablet from Achieve 3000, a computer-based reading intervention program. Ishijima completed the highest number of reading activities from March 7 to April 17. She completed 51 activities, including scoring 75% or better on every post-reading quiz.

“These are reading comprehension activities that are constructed to look like AzMERIT Reading test questions. The rigor of the questions can challenge the best of students.   This would be amazing for an average student. Tsumugi achieved this result as a mainstreamed ELL student,” said ELL teacher Jeff Chmielewski.